Altshuler Berzon LLP, with co-counsel Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP, filed an amended complaint in San Francisco Superior Court alleging that Google has engaged in systemic and pervasive pay and promotion discrimination against its female employees in California. The lawsuit, Ellis v. Google Inc., originally filed by Kelly Ellis, Holly Pease, and Kelli Wisuri, accuses Google of paying women at all levels less than comparable men, assigning women to lower tiers and/or job ladders with lower compensation and/or upward mobility than those to which similar men are assigned, and promoting women slower and less frequently than their male counterparts. The amended complaint adds new plaintiff Heidi Lamar and specifies particular job classes and positions in which Google allegedly paid women less than comparable men. Plaintiffs allege that Google has long known of these issues but has failed to correct them, causing substantial damage to its female workforce.
To read the amended complaint, click here.